IS YRC WORTH IT????

Discussion in 'YRC' started by mightytrucker, May 25, 2016.

  1. mightytrucker

    mightytrucker Bobtail Member

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    So I'm currently working for a small car-hauling company. I currently make 1300-1500/week on 1099, no benefits, working insane hours and breaking my back.
    I got offered a position as a combination city driver/ dock worker in the YRC Shrewsbury terminal.
    The terminal here is teamster, they start at $18.24/hr, overtime after 8 1/2 hours worked, the manager said they don't promise hours, but I should work about 55-60 hours, free healthcare, paid overtime and a bunch of other cool benefits.
    The downside is I'll start from the bottom and work the worst shifts and will make a little less $$$ than hauling cars.
    The upside is I'll have a much better work schedule and have some more time with my family and really good benefits.
    So what do you guys think?
    Is it worth leaving the car hauling industry and going to an union LTL? What would you felows do in my shoes?
     
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  2. CasanovaCruiser

    CasanovaCruiser Road Train Member

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    Depending on your age and life circumstances the benefits alone would be priceless.
    What's more important to you, a hundred bucks a week more or a solid retirement fund and insurance?
     
  3. bigmotor1212

    bigmotor1212 Light Load Member

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    If you can make the income work with your current obligations, I would do it. Union LTLs don't really pay well in the beginning. But you're going to be getting good raises the next four years. This is about your future. In five years you'll have one of the best income to hours worked jobs out there.
     
  4. mightytrucker

    mightytrucker Bobtail Member

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    Thanks guys, at first it definitely seems like the obvious choice.
    How is the actual work like?
     
  5. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Don't take too long on deciding.I would take the YRC job doesn't sound like youre too happy with that other job.
     
  6. mightytrucker

    mightytrucker Bobtail Member

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    I can't say that I'm happy with my current job, but it's paying the bills you know?
     
  7. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    True but YRC would also pay your bills plus they have insurance.
     
  8. justa_driver

    justa_driver Heavy Load Member

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    If youre in the game for Stability and your Future, YRC would probably be a good choice. They have been around for awhile.
     
  9. johnboy023

    johnboy023 Bobtail Member

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    Regardless of your age now, in a few short blinks of the eye you will be old enough that insurance is very very important. Not just because the government says so but because you will actually need it. Always take the job with the best benefits.
     
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  10. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Looks like limited options in Shrewsbury.
    How about Apollo Motor Express?
     
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